Meryl Streep and other film and theatre notables will honor Christopher Reeve in "A Magical Evening" at the Waldorf-Astoria, Nov. 19. The evening, which will have a circus theme, will be a benefit for the American Paralysis Association.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by David Shiner and Bill Irwin, the creative team for Broadway's silent masterwork, Fool Moon. Glenn Close is expected as a guest, as are Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
Reeve, best known as Superman but also a regular at Broadway's Circle In The Square theatre, suffered paralysis when he was thrown from a show jumping horse. Reeve's other roles include "Polixenes" in a NY Shakespeare Festival production of A Winter's Tale in 1988. Meryl Streep recently participated in a reading of Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets.
The 7:30 PM event takes place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Ave. and 49th St. in Manhattan.
-- By David Lefkowitz